Why Using "Xmas" Instead of "Christmas" Isn't Really Bad After All

For lots of years, the abbreviation Xmas has been getting a bad rap as a way for people to cross out Christ from the season. But here's why that might actually be an unfair assumption.

Some think that Xmas is a way to remove Christ from Christmas, and many atheists push for it.

But once you understand some Greek and Hebrew and a touch of Latin, you will learn the true meaning of Xmas. Xmas comes from Christmas.

The X stands for “Chi” which is the first letter of Χριστός (Greek), Χριστός means “The Anointed one.” In Hebrew “The Anointed one” is מָשִׁיחַ (Mašíaḥ).

The translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (Mašíaḥ) as Χριστός (Khristós) is where the name Christ comes from. 

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